Water Dept. May Get New Handhelds

The City of Celina’s water department may be replacing some outdated equipment if the price is right. During the Jan. 9 meeting of the City of Celina, Mayor Joey Rich and the aldermen asked employee Don Haston Jr. to look into price estimates for two items. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

A routine traffic stop and DUI investigation led to the arrest of Marty A. Oldham, 46, on the night of Dec. 28, by Deputy Tyler Thompson. This turned into more than just a routine stop when a substantial amount of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia were confiscated, resulting in high felony charges. For more…

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Tragedy Strikes Local Family

On Tues, Jan. 2, Gerald Burnette noticed smoke emanating from a residence at 7135 Burkesville Hwy. At 3:31 p.m. volunteer firefighters were dispatched and crews from the City of Celina, East 52, Moss, Pea Ridge and Timothy fire departments arrived at the scene at 3:56 p.m. Upon their arrival, the residence of Matt and Tara…

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New Laws For The New Year

Clay County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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Enterprise 11-29-16

Alice June Boyd Alice June Boyd, 82, formerly of Hilham and Anderson, Ind., passed away Nov. 21 in Johnson City, Tenn. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. She was born April 5, 1934 in Overton County. She graduated from Anderson…

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Citizen Statesman 11-22-16

David B. Head David B. Head, 74 of Smithville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 9 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Graveside services were held Nov. 12 at the Pitcock Cemetery in Moss with his son David S. Head officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was born Mach 6, 1942 in Clay County. David…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 11-22-16

Ronnie Bess Residential Painter Ronnie Bess, 51, passed away Nov. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 22, 1964 in Bedford County,…

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Recent News

New Rescue Squad Officers Elected

Clay County Volunteer Rescue Squad (CCRS) is excited to announce their new officers. Results of their latest election are as follows: Captain – Bruce Rhoton, 1st Lieutenant – Stacy Boles, 2nd Lieutenant – Johnny Kerr, Treasurer / Secretary – Tina Paruszkiewicz, PR Sergeant – Marlene Rhoton, Training / Maintenance Sergeant – David Grote, Maintenance /…

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Roadblock Concerns Discussed

Concerns about roadblocks at the four way intersection in the middle of downtown Celina prompted a lengthy discussion at the City of Celina meeting. Mayor Joey Rich asked the aldermen, “What do you all think about it?” Alderman Buddy Thompson stated, “In my personal opinion, I would like to do away with them. I think…

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Tourism Official Visits

Melanie Beauchamp (left), director of Outreach and Engagement for the Tennessee Department of Tourism, visited the Clay County Chamber of Commerce last week, meeting with Celina Merchants Association head Kathy Merrett, among others. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Trio Breaks Into Vacationers Home

Three suspects were arrested in a case involving approximately $6,000 worth of items. The items were reportedly stolen while the victim was on vacation. After a successful investigation by Chief of Police Terry Scott, three suspects were arrested in connection to the case. Chief Terry Scott arrested Andrew A. Garrett, 21 of Celina, Timothy G.…

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Burglar Caught By His Shorts

An aggravated burglary suspect was arrested after his unique shorts were identified during a police investigation. Fidel Cristobal Martinez, 23, of Celina, was arrested for aggravated burglary on July 15 by Officer Thomas Montgomery. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.…

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Seven Arrested For Drugs

Seven individuals were arrested for drugs recently by law enforcement officers. Brian T. Boles and Heather A. King were arrested on July 10 for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia by Officer Tyler Thompson. According to Officer Thompson’s report, “On July 10, I Deputy Tyler Thompson, was dispatched to said address to talk with…

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